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Spinal Cord Disease : Basic Science, Diagnosis and Management - Edmund Critchley

Spinal Cord Disease

Basic Science, Diagnosis and Management

By: Edmund Critchley (Editor), E.M.R. Critchley (Editor), Andrew Eisen (Editor), Michael Swash (Editor), Rick Hansen (Preface by)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1998
ISBN: 9781852331214
Number Of Pages: 610

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Spinal Cord Injuryor disease can happen to anyone at any time and the effectscan be devastating. Ifound this outpersonallywhen Iwas thrown from the back ofa pick up truck at age 15 was left paralyzed from the waistdown. It was during my recuperation as a young teenager that I first gained insight into the importance ofrehabilitation. My family, doctors, nurses, fellow patients and researchers who were dedicated to helping me over- come my personal tragedy helped me pull through. Today, rehabilita- tion medicine is taking great strides and empowering the person with the injury to take control oftheir future, overcome their setbacks and, through collaborativesupport, reach their personal goals and potential. Since 1987 the Legacy raised by my Man in Motion World Tour (24901 miles wheeled around the world March 1985-May 1987) has pro- vided over $13 million dollars to research and rehabilitation in the areas of spinal cord injury. I hope that in some small way this funding has contributed to the development ofthe vital programmes that supported me andmanyothers. The effects ofspinal cord injury are traumatic and life-shattering and require a skilled interdisciplinary approach. I congratulate those who have contributed to this book and challenge each one ofyou to never give up on yourdreams to find the answers to the optimum treatment of spinal cord injuryand disease.

List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Anatomical Basis of Spinal Cord Functionp. 11
Prospects for Spinal Cord Repair after Injuryp. 21
Spinal Modulation of Noxious Stimulip. 33
Spasticityp. 47
Hazards of Spinal/Lumbar Puncturep. 53
Neuropathologyp. 61
Embryology and Paediatric Aspects of Spinal Disordersp. 97
Imaging of the Spine and Spinal Cordp. 117
Clinical Features of Spinal Compressionp. 145
Electrophysiological Investigation of Disorders of the Spinal Cordp. 175
Radiculopathy due to Diseases other than Disc Diseasep. 203
Autonomic Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Diseasep. 219
Trauma to the Cervical Spinep. 229
Disc and Degenerative Disease: Stenosis, Spondylosis and Subluxationp. 251
Craniocervical Anomalies and Non-traumatic Syringomyeliap. 275
Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spinep. 297
Meningitic Disorders and Myelopathiesp. 317
Myelopathies in HIV Infectionp. 339
Disorders of the Anterior Horn Cellp. 347
Tropical Diseases of the Spinal Cordp. 367
The Conus Medullaris and Sphincter Controlp. 403
Psychosexual and Psychosocial Aspects of Spinal Cord Diseasep. 415
Spinal Vascular Diseasep. 423
Decompression Illnesses and the Spinal Cordp. 443
Inherited Diseases of the Spinal Cordp. 461
Deficiency Diseases of the Spinal Cordp. 477
Vertebral Body Collapsep. 485
Spinal Epidural Abscessp. 495
Spinal Tumoursp. 501
Trauma and Paraplegiap. 545
SCI Rehabilitation: Concepts, Mobility, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Spasticityp. 585
Indexp. 601
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ISBN: 9781852331214
ISBN-10: 1852331216
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 610
Published: 1st December 1998
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 15.67  x 3.07
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Type: New edition